Easy Father’s Day craft ideas

Father's Day is only a week away! If you are still looking for ways to make the day special, here are some easy Father's Day craft ideas:

  • Go to a photo booth and let your child go silly posing for photos, then decorate the back of the strip and laminate for a special bookmark for daddy.
  • Daddies like flowers too! With your child paint a terracotta flower pot using water-based acrylic paint, then seal it with a clear acrylic indoor/outdoor sealant, and plant a favourite flower. Make sure to let the pot dry between painting and planting.
  • Finger knit a bracelet or bookmark – see my previous post on finger knitting with kids!
  • Make a photo collage. Get your favourite photos (or take some especially for this collage) of daddy/your child/family and daddy's favourite things. Then your child can paste the photos onto a piece of cardboard, which you can then frame if desired. Or try this neat idea from Kodak.
  • You can never go wrong with a rock paperweight! Get a rock and paint it. Need more inspiration than that? Try Kaboose for ideas.
  • Decorate a glass jar with glass paints and fill with daddy's favourite candy! – Paint a white t-shirt with fabric paint – here's a fun idea from about.com.
  • For a simple card, have your child dip their hand into a tray of washable paint and then make a hand print on card/construction paper. Be sure to write the date and name of the child on the card. You could also include the following poem inside the card, or do this as a picture on a large piece of paper and frame it.


Sometimes you get discouraged
Because I am so small
And always leave my handprint
On furniture and wall

But everyday I'm growing
(I'll be all grown someday)
And all those tiny hand prints
Will surely fade away.

So here's a final handprint
Just so you can recall
Exactly how my fingers looked
When they were very small.

© T. Lambert, Jr.  May 1978

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